The career prospects for geoscientists are very good due to the breadth of education in the program and the interdisciplinary nature of the subject. Depending on the individual orientation, a variety of different occupational fields open up through the options and specializations in the master’s program. The master’s degree expands the career opportunities for geoscientists and is often a prerequisite for positions in project management. In addition, the master’s degree forms the basis for further doctoral studies, which is a prerequisite for further employment in research institutions and universities. Jobs for geoscientists can be found, for example, in:
- Industrial and commercial companies (e.g., raw material exploration, material development, equipment manufacturers)
- Engineering offices and consulting firms (e.g., subsoil development, tunnel construction, dam construction, geothermal energy, remediation of contaminated sites)
- Research institutes and universities (e.g. basic research, prediction of natural disasters, equipment support)
- Educational institutions, museums and geoparks
- Authorities and ministries (e.g. water supply, environmental protection)
The Career Service at FAU offers a professional range of events and advice and supports students, graduates and doctoral candidates (up to one year after graduation) in planning and implementing their career entry.